A 15-year-old Ukrainian helped Ukraine’s army to locate and destroy a huge Russian convoy by using a toy drone
A 15-year-old Ukrainian boy has been praised by military commanders for helping the Armed Forces of Ukraine defend the capital city of Kyiv as Russian troops advanced in the early stages of the invasion.
Ukrainian teenager Andrii Pokrasa, 15, flew his drone over the Russian forces, relaying photos and coordinates to artillery units, effectively saving the capital city in late February 2022, Canadian outlet Global News reported.
“He’s a real hero, a hero of Ukraine,” Yurii Kasianov, a commander with Ukraine’s unmanned recon unit, told the outlet. “He was the only one who was experienced with drones in that region.”
Pokrasa said he was approached by Ukraine’s civil defense when they were looking for the exact coordinates of the Russian convoy. “They provided us information where approximately the Russians could be. Our goal was to find the exact coordinates and provide the coordinates to the soldiers,” he said.